Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Live With Sara Yarn Weights and Substitutions | Posh Pooch Designs

Live    With      Sara 
of 
Posh Pooch Designs

My Hubby Yarn Shopping with me!
See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
Today we are discussing 
Yarn Weights and Substitutions.

All Yarns are classified into different yarn weights.
This refers to the yarn's strand thickness.

          0. Lace
             1. Super fine –Sock, Fingering
             2. Fine –Baby, Sport Weight
             3. Light  - Light Worsted Weight, DK Weight
             4. Worsted Weight, Afghan
             5. Bulky – Chunky weight, Rug yarns
             6. Super Bulky – Blanket
             7. Jumbo - Roving 
                 Although most yarns are put in these categories, 
                 there is still " wiggle" room between thicknesses.

What if I do not have the correct weight the
 pattern calls for, Can I substitute a 
different yarn or weight?
The answer is yes, but it can be a little tricky.

Maximo is doing a lot better 
and is on the mend.


What's New This Week on 

Frisbee Dog Toy - Frisbee Flyers 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

How To make Stitch markers With Polymer Clay
Blog and Video - LINK

Doggie Diaper For Female Dogs
Free Crochet Pattern and Video -  LINK

Belly band For Male Dogs
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Coming Soon... Swirling Rainbow Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern and Video
Have a Great week!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dog Diaper for Small Dogs Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach | Posh Pooch Designs

The Doggie Diaper is designed for Small Female Dogs
 in heat or with potty issues.
I originally designed this for my 
Rosie when her glands burst and 
she had to have surgery.

It has a nice tail hole for a comfy fit.
And Can be adjusted within the size.
The Pattern has 3 Sizes - 
Extra Small, Small and Medium 
for Dogs from 4 - 15 pounds.

See The Video on my Youtube channel at This LINK

Dog Diaper for Small Dogs Crochet Pattern
  By Sara Sach
Please this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy to Moderate...not hard, but a little tricky at times,
Because dogs are shaped weird. 

Material:
Hook : H
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) -your choice of color 2 - 5 oz. depending on size
           Cotton yarn will work, I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons, 1 inch
Mini Pads - with adhesive

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet
Single Crochet 2 together (sc2tog) Single Crochet decrease
Half Double Crochet 2 together (hdc2tog) Double Crochet decrease

Size: XS -4-6 lb. dogs
          S - 7-10 lb. Dogs
          M -11-15 lb. Dogs
From Waist to tail - 6(8,10) inches

Pattern Notes:
Pattern is Written For XS with Small, Medium in Parenthesis XS(S,M)
Ch1 does not count as a st.
Ch3 counts as a Double Crochet

Beginning at Crotch of the back of the diaper
Ch 7 (9, 11)
R: 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn. 
    (6,8,10 sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the scs across, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.
     (8,10,12 sc)

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2 (10, 12, 14 sc)

R: 4 - Repeat R: 2 (12,14,16 sc)

R: 5 - Repeat R: 2 (14, 16,18 sc)

  
R: 6 - Forming First Side of tail hole:
1 sc in the first  7 (9, 11)sc, ch1, turn

R: 7 - 1sc in each st across, 2 sc in the last sc, ch1, turn.(9,10,11 sc)

R : 8 -  2sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in each sc across,  ch1, turn.(10,11,12 sc)

R : 9 - Repeat R: 7.(11,12,13 sc)

R: 10 - Repeat R : 8(12,13,14 sc)

R: 11 - Repeat R : 7(13,14,15 sc)

R: 12 - Repeat R : 8(14,15,16 sc)

XS and S Skip R: 13, R: 14

R: 13 - Med only - Repeat R : 7 .(17 sc)

R: 14 - Med only - Repeat R : 8 (18 sc)

Forming the 2nd Side of the tail hole:
Attach yarn to other side of the diaper 
and  Repeat R : 6-14 on the right side, Do not tie off

Working Up the Back of the Diaper:
R : 15 -  2 sc in the first st, sc across right side,
join to other side with a sc, and sc across, ch1 turn.
(28, 30, 36 sc)

R: 16 - 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in the last sc,
 ch1 turn.(30, 32, 38 sc)
   
R: 17 - Repeat R: 17  - XS Skip to R 21

R: 18 - Repeat R: 17 - S skip to R : 21

R: 19 -Med only - Repeat R : 17 

R: 20 - Med only - Repeat R : 17 

R: 21-26 - No increase sts on these rows- 1 hdc in each sc, ch1, turn.
Repeat as many rows as needed for size:  
     R: 21 - R: 24 - XS
     R: 21 - R: 25 - S 
     R: 21 - R: 26 - Med

R : 27 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, *hdc2to the next 2 hdc, 1hdc in the next hdc*
Repeat From * to * across row, tie, off and weave in the end.

Front of The Diaper-

R : 28 - Working on the opposite side of the beginning ch, 
attach yarn with a slip stitch , 1 sc in each st, ch1 turn
(6,8,10 sc)

R: 29 - 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st, ch1, turn
(7,9,11 sc)

R: 30 - Repeat R : 30 - (8, 10, 12 sc)

R: 31 - R: 42 - Repeat R: 30 for as many rows as needed size:
Do not tie off
     XS - R: 32 - R: 37
       S - R: 32 - R: 39
      M - R: 32 - R: 41

R: 32 - 1 Hdc in each sc across, ch 1 turn
           Repeat 1 times for S, Repeat 2 times For Med.


Waist Band and Button Tabs:
R: 33 - Ch7(8,11) slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
slst down the ch, I hdc in each hdc across,
Ch 7(8,11), Turn

R: 34 - 1 hdc in each ch, 1 hdc in each st across, 1 hdc in each slst, ch3, turn

R: 35 - 1 dc in each hdc across, ch1, turn

R: 36 :  1 hdc in each hdc across, ch1, turn

 Do not tie off, Sc
evenly  around the entire diaper, placing 2 sc in each corner,
Join to the 1st sc, tie off and weave in your ends.

Attach two buttons on the back of diaper as shown in the picture,
on the back of the diaper and push button through the tabs.
The Row of Double Crochet Stitches makes the diaper adjustable for a good comfy fit.

Note: Yarn can be stretchy, depending on what kind you use. 
if the diaper comes off, you can make a ch for a drawstring and 

lace it through the top and tie them on if needed.
Also, remember yarn can be stretchy, 
so if it is too big, go down a hook size or two.




Friday, May 12, 2017

How To Make Stitch Markers With Polymer Clay | Posh Pooch Designs

Stitch markers are fun to Make and personalize with your own personality.
You choose your Clay color or colors,
 style of lettering and charms!
 They make great gifts in sets, also.
They are fun to make and Fun to use.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at This LINK

Get Your Supplies together and Let's Get Started.
You will need some polymer clay, a rolling pin 
and some tiny little cutters.
 I purchased all of these at Hobby Lobby.
** You do not have to use cutters, you can make beads 
if you like.
How to make Polymer Clay Beads - LINK

You will need some supplies from the Jewelry dept.
Some little pliers, 
Tiny beads
2 inch Eye pins
Lever back Ear wires 16mm
Tiny Jump rings if adding charms
I purchased all these at Hobby Lobby.
If you want to add charms here are few 
I found at Hobby Lobby
Any charms you like will work.
In The Video I show you 2 styles of Stitch markers
These Stitch Markers are plain, 
and use a Letter press for the letters.
This Style you add a Charm on the bottom and
 the letter is written on with a Sharpie.

I Love Them Both.
Both are great for Knitters and crocheters.
Have fun and post a pic to my facebook page 
of what style you made.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Live Video Chat - Do I really Need Stitch Markers? | Posh Pooch Designs

Live Video Chat With Sara Sach of
 Do I really Need Stitch Markers?
Yes, They are a great Tool to keep in your 
"Crochet Tool Box".

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
Before we talk about if they are needed,
Let's Talk about 
"What is a Stitch Marker?"
There are many styles of stitch markers
Plastic
Wire
 Clips
Decorative
You can even use a piece of yarn
The main purpose is the Same
- simply put 
To Mark a place or stitch.
If you do not have an official Stitch marker you can
 use, a piece of yarn, a paper clip, 
hair clip or safety pin. 
the main thing is to "mark" a Stitch.

They can also be used to indicate which hook was used,
 if the markers have letters on them.

What's new This Week at

Water Bottle Tag Free Crochet Pattern
 and Video - LINK

Polymer Clay Plant Markers and and Plant Pot Cozy -
Free Crochet Patterns and Videos - LINK

May Emerald Crochet Square
Free Crochet Pattern, Photo Tutorial 
and Video - LINK

Coming this Week!
Doggie Diaper Free Crochet Pattern and Video

Let's Make Some Stitch Markers Video

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Emerald Square Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


This is a our 5th Square in Our Year long Crochet A Long
May Emerald Square Crochet Pattern

I chose to do the Photo Tutorial in lighter green 
so the pictures would be easier to see.
 But like all the Squares, you can make them
 in any color you like.

What is the This Crochet a Long All About? 
Click this  - LINK To Find out.

To see the Video on my Youtube Channel Click This LINK


May Emerald Square Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
 Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - H
Yarn- Worsted Weight (4) I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
V Stitch (V st) "dc, ch1, dc"

Size: 6 inch Square

Notes:
Ch 3 counts as a dc,
Ch4 counts as dc, ch1
Round are joined with a slst

R: 1 - Ch5, 
Join in a Circle
In the circle ch4, *dc, ch1* Repeat From * to * 10 times, join to the top of the ch3.
(12 sets of dc, ch1)

R: 2 - 1 V St (dc, ch1, dc) in each of the Ch1 sps around.


Join to top of the ch3. (12 V sts)

R: 3 - Forming the Corners - Working in the  ch1 sp of the 1st V St,

2 dc, ch1, 2 dc, (1st corner made)

*1 V St in the ch1 sp of the next 2 V Sts, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in the next V St*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times.
1 V St in the last 2 V Sts, join to the top of the ch3.
(4 Corners and 8 V sts)


R: 4 - Slst in the 1st dc, then Working in the ch1 sp of the 1st corner,
2dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1

1 V st in the next V St, ch1, 1 V St in the next V st, ch1
*2dc, ch1, 2 dc, ch1 in the next Corner, V St, ch 1 in the next 2 V sts, ch1*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to top of ch 3.
( 4 corners, 8 V st with ch1s between)

R: 5 - Slst in the 1st dc,  then Working in the ch1 sp of the 1st corner,
2dc, ch1, 2dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, ch2


V St in the next V St, ch2, V st in the next V st, ch 2,
*1 dc in the Next 2 dc, 
2dc, ch1, 2 dc in the next corner, dc in the next 2 dc,
V St in the next V St, ch2, V st in the next V st, ch 2*
Repeat From * to * 3 times
1 dc in the next 2 dc, join to the top of the Ch3, tie off. Weave in your ends.



For The Previous Month's Squares,
And Scroll Down the Page.
Next Month's Square is
June  Alexandrite

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How to Make Polymer Clay Plant Stakes And A Plant Pot Crochet Cozy | Posh Pooch Designs

How to Make Polymer Clay Plant Stakes 
And 
A Plant Pot Crochet Cozy
This is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, For A Birthday 
or House Warming.
So Just to say you care!

Personalize the Plant stakes

Supplies-
Polymer Clay - 2 or more colors
9.75 In Skewers
Small Cookie Cutters for shapes
E6000 Glue
Parchment Paper
Sharpie for personalizing
Oven - Preheat to 275 degrees
Plants to put them in.
Bake for 15 minutes

See The Video on 
How to make Polymer Clay Plant stakes
 at This LINK


Choose a plant they will love like
 Flowers, Herbs or house plants.

Crochet the Cozy in their favorite colors.

See The Video on How to Make The 
Crochet Plant Cozy at this LINK



Flower pot Cozy Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - I
Yarn- Any cotton yarn about 2 oz.
5 Inch plant Pot
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Space (sp)
Skip (sk)
Double Crochet (dc)
V Stitch (dc, ch1, dc)

Size: Fits a 5 inch Flower Pot

Notes: 
Ch3 counts as a dc
Ch4 counts as a Dc, ch1
Rounds are joined with Slip Stitch

R: 1- Ch 5, join in a circle. In the Circle, ch3, ch1 (counts as a dc, ch1)
*dc, ch1* Repeat From * to * 6 more times, Join to the top of the ch3,
(8 sets of dc, ch1)

R: 2- Ch4 , dc in the 1st ch1 sp, *dc, ch1, dc* in the next ch1 sp.
Repeat From * to * in each ch1 sp around, Join to the top of the ch 3.

R: 3- ch4, dc in the ch1 sp between the 1st 2 dc, ch1
*dc, ch1, dc, ch1 in the next ch1 of the next V St*
Repeat From * to * in each of the V Sts around.
Join to the top of the ch3

R: 4 - ch4, dc in the ch1 sp between the 1st 2 dc, ch2
*dc, ch1, dc, ch2 in the next ch1 sp of the next V St*
Repeat From * to * in each of the ch1 sps of the V Sts around.
Join to the top of the ch3

R: 5 - ch4, dc in the ch1 sp between the 1st 2 dc, ch3
*dc, ch1, dc, ch3 in the next ch1 sp of the next V St*
Repeat From * to * in each of the ch1 sps of the V Sts around.
Join to the top of the ch3

R: 6 -ch4, dc in the ch1 sp between the 1st 2 dc, ch4
*dc, ch1, dc, ch4 in the next ch1 sp of the next V St*
Repeat From * to * in each of the ch1 sps of the V Sts around.
Join to the top of the ch3

R: 7 - Repeat R : 6

R: 8 - ch4, dc in the ch1 sp between the 1st 2 dc, 3 dc in the next ch4 sp,
* V St in the next V st, 3 dc in the next ch4 sp*
Repeat From  * to * around, join to the top of the ch3

R: 9 - Ch3 *1Dc in the 1st dc, sk the ch1 sp, 1 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next 3 dc*
Repeat From * to* around, join to the top of the ch3.

R: 10 - Ch3, 1 dc in each dc join to top of ch3.

R: 11 - *Ch 4, sk the next st, slst in the next st* 
Repeat From * to * around, join with a sl st to 1st slst, 
tie off weave in your ends.

Who will you make one of these for?
I am keep these two!

OH! You can also use them in Flower Arrangements!